This month’s First Weekend Club DVD Club selection is Benoît Pilon’s Oscar nominated The Necessities of Life. The film stars Natar Ungalaaq, of The Fast Runner fame, as Tivii an Inuit man suffering from tuberculosis in a Quebec sanatorium. Unable to speak French and far from his family, Tivii is brought back to health by a white Sister Nurse and the help of an orphan boy who is caught between the world of the “white man” and the Inuit tradition.
The FWC has arranged for the film’s director Benoît Pilon to answer questions. Take part in the discussion by visiting the forum.
Trailer is tucked under the seat!